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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

The Fine View Newsletter

Catch up on late breaking news in vision correction. Get the answers to the questions our patients ask most. See where we’ve been and why – from Naples to Rio de Janeiro – by checking out our online newsletter, "Fine View."

Spring 2016 — Highlights

  • We Now Offer Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery — Dr. Sims
  • Introducing Dr. Sabah!
  • Options Now Available in Multifocal IOLs — Dr. Hoffman
  • Third Time Lucky
  • Welcome Megan & Yvette
  • Testimonials
  • Honors, Awards & Activities

Fall 2015 — Highlights

  • A Bump on the Lid! — Dr. Sims
  • Get Your Shingles Vaccine Sooner! — Dr. Hoffman
  • Dropless Treatment Put to the Test
  • Race for the Cure 2015
  • Entire Team Passes OSC Test with Flying Colors!
  • Testimonials
  • Honors, Awards & Activities

Spring 2015 — Highlights

  • Not all Glaucoma is the Same; Treatment Differs! — Dr. Sims
  • Wavefront Analyzer May Improve Your Results! — Dr. Hoffman
  • Go DropLess Spring 2015
  • Clearing the Confusion: Vision Insurance versus Medical Insurance
  • Testimonials
  • Honors, Awards & Activities

Winter 2014 — Highlights

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Migraine Auras — Dr. Hoffman
  • New Ophthalmic Equipment Improves Our Patient Care! — Dr. Sims
  • Race for the Cure 2014
  • New Faces and Opportunities at our Eugene Clinic
  • Testimonials
  • Honors, Awards & Activities

Summer 2014 — Highlights

  • Clearer Vision Now or Later: The Choice is Yours! — Dr. Hoffman
  • Strategies for Improving Ocular Allergy Symptoms— Dr. Sims
  • And the Winner is. . . .
  • Still Going Strong!
  • Introducing the Clinical Trial for the HumanOptics Artificial Iris Prosthesis
  • New Faces at Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims
  • Testimonials
  • Honors, Awards & Activities

Spring 2014 — Highlights

  • Made-To-Order Surgery: It all Depends on Your Eyes — Dr. Hoffman
  • Am I Going Crazy? — Dr. Sims
  • Out and About in the Community
  • New Faces and New Opportunities at Our Clinic
  • Testimonials
  • Honors, Awards & Activities

Spring 2013 — Highlights

  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Causes Dry Eye Symptoms — Dr. Hoffman
  • Innovative Ideas Lead to New Treatment Options for Patients — Dr. Sims
  • Same Excellence in Eye Care with a New Name and Look
  • Child's Amblyopia Detected at a Routine School Vision Screening
  • Helping the Hungry Proves Rewarding For All
  • Testimonials
  • Honors, Awards & Welcome

Summer 2012 — Highlights

  • Corneal Cross-linking Awaits Government Approval — Dr. Hoffman
  • Providing Laser Cataract Surgery to the Poor of Peru — Dr. Packer
  • Question of the Day: Supplements for the Eye, Do They Work? — Dr. Sims
  • Trailblazing a New Path in Customer Service for Patients
  • Staff Member’s Grandson Benefits from Eye Muscle Surgery
  • Early Detection is Critical for a Child’s Eyesight
  • Testimonials
  • Travel/Teaching Schedule

Winter 2012 — Highlights

  • DMEK – The Next Method for Endothelial Transplantation— Dr. Hoffman
  • The Book of Changes: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Age — Dr. Packer
  • Optic Nerve Imaging Options for Glaucoma Patients — Dr. Sims
  • Our Surgery Center Receives Top Marks from a National Health Agency
  • Introducing Two New Family Members
  • Testimonials
  • Travel/Teaching Schedule

Fall 2011 — Highlights

  • One Step Closer to the Perfect Postoperative Result — Dr. Hoffman
  • Implantable Miniaturized Telescope, Approved & Available — Dr. Packer
  • Diabetes and Glaucoma – Are They Related? — Dr. Sims
  • Together We Can Initiate Change
  • Two New Faces
  • Testimonials
  • Travel/Teaching Schedule

Summer 2011 — Highlights

  • Eye Rubbing Feels Good But Is Not Good For You — Dr. Hoffman
  • Flap over Flaps: What is the Best Way to do LASIK? — Dr. Packer
  • What You Can Learn From Your Family — Dr. Sims
  • Honors and Achievements
  • Serving Our Community
  • Congratulations!
  • Testimonials
  • Travel/Teaching Schedule

Winter 2011 — Highlights

  • Shingles in the Eye — Dr. Hoffman
  • Femtosecond Lasers Come to Cataract Surgery — Dr. Packer
  • Welcome to Annette Chang Sims, MD
  • Honors and Achievements
  • Research Corner
  • Testimonials
  • Travel/Teaching Schedule

Summer 2010 — Highlights

  • Artificial Iris Clinical Trials to Begin Soon — Dr. Hoffman
  • Presbyopia and the Pursuit of Perfection — Dr. Packer
  • Helpful Tips for a Better Eye Exam
  • Valuing Our Role…
  • Research Corner
  • Honors and Awards
  • Testimonials
  • Travel/Teaching Schedule

Winter 2010 — Highlights

  • Dry Eyes Revisited — Dr. Hoffman
  • Glaucoma at the Cutting Edge — Dr. Packer
  • Continuing Our Commitment to Education
  • Clinical Research Recognition
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in Practice
  • Research Corner
  • Congratulations!
  • New Faces
  • Testimonials
  • Travel/Teaching Schedule

Summer 2009 — Highlights

  • Improving Patient Satisfaction with the New
    Tecnis Multifocal IOL — Dr. Hoffman
  • The Purpose of My Life— Dr. Packer
  • The Reality of Health Care Costs — Dr. Fine
  • Thank you!
  • We love participating in our community!

Spring 2009 — Highlights

  • To My Patients— Dr. Fine
  • Achieving Your Goal— Dr. Packer
  • What is Astigmatism?— Dr. Hoffman
  • Finalists for the Emerald Award for Innovation
  • Honors and Awards
  • Testimonials

Winter 2008 — Highlights

  • From Pen to Screen— Dr. Fine
  • Risk and Reward: Challenging Yourself, Trusting Others— Dr. Packer
  • Customizing Refractive Surgery for the Individual— Dr. Hoffman
  • Honors and Awards
  • New Fellow
  • New Faces
  • Testimonials

Summer 2008 — Highlights

  • The Drug-Device-Doctore Dilemma— Dr. Fine
  • Envisioning the Future of Ophthalmology— Dr. Packer
  • Life Changing Events— Dr. Hoffman
  • Honors and Awards
  • Testimonials

Winter 2007 — Highlights

  • The Impending Physician Shortage— Dr. Fine
  • What is a Doctor?— Dr. Packer
  • SDSAEK Procedure Revolutionizing Corneal Transplantation— Dr. Hoffman
  • Help Us Help You— Belinda Baldwin, CPC, and Sherrie Brunell, MS
  • Honors and Awards

Summer 2006 — Highlights

  • An Asian Spring— Dr. Fine
  • Visual Rejuvenation — Can We Have It All?— Dr. Packer
  • Spectacular Results With Staar ICL— Dr. Hoffman
  • Refractions
  • New Faces
  • Testimonials

Spring 2006 — Highlights

  • The ASCRS Foundation — Dr. Fine
  • "If the Only Tool You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail — Dr. Packer
  • New Corneal Transplant Techniques Evolve — Dr. Hoffman
  • Honors & Awards — Sherrie Brunnell, MS
  • New Faces
  • International Guests — Sherrie Brunnell, MS

Fall 2005 — Highlights

  • The Use of Nutritional Supplements and Your Eye Health — Drs. Fine, Hoffman and Packer
  • How well you see, how good you look! — Dr. Packer
  • Flomax Complicates Cataract Surgery — Dr. Hoffman
  • Dr. Fine Delivers Inaugural Kelman Lecture

Summer 2005 — Highlights

  • Technology is Relentless — Dr. Fine
  • Surgeon Shows What He Knows — Dr. Packer
  • Fine-Tune Your Result — Dr. Hoffman
  • Teamwork Focus: Front Office — By Sherrie Brunell, MS
  • Testimonials

Winter/Spring 2005 — Highlights

  • Teaching and Traveling to the End of the Earth — Dr. Fine
  • Improving Your Vision is Our Goal — Dr. Packer
  • New Corneal Transplant Techniques Evolve — Dr. Hoffman
  • ASCRS Foundation Achieves a Major Goal — By Dr. Fine
  • Testimonials

Summer 2004 — Highlights

  • Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Again Lead the Way — Dr. Fine
  • Straightforward Advice for Crossed Eyes — Dr. Packer
  • A Rude Awakening — Dr. Hoffman
  • Awards, Honors and Achievements
  • New Faces
  • Testimonials

Spring 2004 — Highlights

  • Refractive Surgery Reaches the Goal of Full Vision Correction — Dr. Fine
  • Phakic Refractive Lenses Soon Available — Dr. Packer
  • Customized Wavefront LASIK — Dr. Hoffman
  • What is a refraction? — Belinda Baldwin, CPC, OCS
  • Honors and Awards
  • Returning Face
  • Testimonials

Winter 2003/ 2004 — Highlights

  • Patriotism, Devotion & Commitment On Board the USS Stennis — Dr. Fine
  • The Wait: Our Consummate Challenge — Sue Stuhr, COT
  • Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Comes of Age — Dr. Packer
  • Invited Speaker in Portugal — Dr. Hoffman
  • New arrival for the Hoffman family!
  • Testimonial

Fall 2003 — Highlights

  • Teaching Surgeons Here at Home — Dr. Fine
  • Promotions and Honors — Sherrie Brunell, Administrative Assistant
  • New LASIK Technology — Dr. Packer
  • New Medication May Benefit Dry Eye Patients — Dr. Hoffman
  • "Technical" Achievements
  • Testimonial

Winter 2002/ Spring 2003 — Highlights

  • Beautiful Brazil — Dr. Fine
  • Dr. Fine Receives More Awards! — Sherrie Brunell, Administrative Assistant
  • Tearing Nothing to Cry Over— Dr. Packer
  • Fish Oil Good for Dry Eyes — Dr. Hoffman
  • Beach Access
  • Vision Benefits vs. Medical Benefits — Belinda Baldwin, CPC, Office Manager

Fall 2002 — Highlights

  • Dr. Fine Receives High Honors from Oregon Health and Science University's Casey Eye Institute — Laurie Brown, COMT, COE
  • Oregon Eye Associates (OEA) and Oregon Eye Surgery Center (OESC) featured in 2002 issue of Outlook — DeAnna Harrell
  • Botox: For Wrinkles and More! — Dr. Hoffman
  • Dr. Packer selected as Councillor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology — Dr. Packer
  • Testimonials

Summer 2002 — Highlights

  • Leadership for Drs. Fine, Hoffman, and Packer — Dr. Fine
  • Glaucoma: New Information, New Procedure — Dr. Packer
  • Refractive Lens Exchange Growing In Popularity — Dr. Hoffman
  • Testimonials

Winter 2001/Spring 2002 — Highlights

  • Why Choose Us? — Dr. Fine
  • At the Forefront in Glaucoma as Well — Dr. Packer
  • Eyes on Brazil — Dr. Hoffman
  • Testimonials

Fall 2001— Highlights

  • Meeting with the President — Dr. Fine
  • Like Night and Day — Dr. Packer
  • New Options! Phakic Refractive Lens (PRL) — Dr. Hoffman
  • Friendly Cuba — Dr. Fine
  • Testimonials

Summer 2001 — Highlights

  • Dr. Fine receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions in the Advancement of Ophthalmic Technology — Laurie Brown, COMT, COE
  • Treating Presbyopia at the Time of Cataract Surgery — Dr. Hoffman
  • Truly “No-Touch” Laser Thermal Keratoplasty, or LTK — Dr. Packer
  • Testimonials

Winter 2000/2001 — Highlights

  • Eye Myths — Dr. Hoffman
  • Virtual Spectacle Freedom — Dr. Packer
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